Horticultural Society picks winning photos in annual competition

Best in Show & Class 1: We See Thee Rise – a spring garden - Judith Cox

These are the results of our 2018 Photography Competition

  • Best in Show & Class 1: We See Thee Rise – a spring garden  –  Judith Cox (pictured above)
  • Class 2: Glorious and Free – a summer garden at sunrise  –  Marge Gillick
  • Class 3: With Glowing Hearts – autumn’s full colour – Brian Carson
  • Class 4: The True North – a winter scene – your interpretation – Marge Gillick
  • Class 5: Stand on Guard – the Maple – showing a tree, a branch or a leaf – Brian Carson
  • Class 6: Garden Pollinators– close-up of a pollinator(s) on a bloom – Brian Carson
  • Class 7: Fun with Foliage – capture texture on garden foliage – Penny Horeczy
  • Class 8: Rushing Water – stream, water fall or fountain; must include vegetation – Ian Frei
  • Class 9: Rocks and Roots – a rock garden – Penny Horeczy
  • Class 10: Trans Canada Trail – Leaves, trees, wildflowers and bushes – Brian Carson
  • Class 11: Richmond Fair – Outstanding fall arrangements, vegetables, flowers and houseplants – Brian Carson
  • Class 12: Local Beauty – barns, silos, buildings in Richmond, Stittsville, Munster landscape – Jim Gillick

Last month, John Brummell spoke to the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society on how he judged the photographs with 40% photographic values, 40% horticultural value and 20% on appearance. As well as giving tips on future photographic adventures John spent time explaining the details of each photograph and answering questions.

After the judging, John showed several of his own photos and discussed their style and content. John always looks for the smile, the true interest of the photo. He also discussed how to position flat surfaces so that the flash does not reflect. Overall John stressed “don’t rush your photos”.

A wonderful and informative evening.

John Brummell with winner Judith Cox at the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society meeting on February 20.
John Brummell with winner Judith Cox at the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society meeting on February 20.
John Brummell talks to the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society on February 20.
John Brummell talks to the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society on February 20.

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